Groupon tin for summer camps tax deduction?

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Just saw this http://blog.turbotax.intuit.com/tax-deductions-and-credits-2/fam... 

Used several groupons for day camps last year..

Can i use groupon's tin for tax deduction or the business itself (big hassle unless I can search TINs online?) 

 

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I don't know if what you're doing is right, but Groupons EIN is 27-0903295.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1490281/0001104659110616...

For big companies, all it takes is a Google search for NAME EIN.

stanolshefski said:   I don't know if what you're doing is right, but Groupons EIN is 27-0903295.

https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1490281/000110465911061676/a11-11498_21s8.htm 

For big companies, all it takes is a Google search for NAME EIN.

Thanks

Yeah I'm bummed out because I didn't know that day camps were tax deductible all these years (although we don't itemize I think they're a credit regardless??  


 I googled Groupon TIN, it brought up this

https://www.groupon.com/pages/2015taxfaq

Maybe they have the merchant TIN (these are all small co.s)

 

Also See;:

What if I don't have the number?

If you don't have the number Handy, you must try your best to get it from your care provider and enter it on your return. If you can't get the number, you may not be able to receive the credit, and you will also not be able to e-file. (You can still print and mail the return without the EIN or SSN as long as you tried your best to get the number).

What do I do if I can't get the number?

If you still can't get the number, you must print and mail your return and follow these instructions. In TurboTax, you can enter "See Page 2" in the boxes where we ask for the care provider's name, address and SSN/EIN. If you don't do this in TurboTax, you can do it after you print your return to mail; find the Child and Dependent Care Credit form (Form 2441) and write "See Page 2" in the boxes for name, address and SSN/EIN. Then, after printing your return, on the bottom of page 2 of Form 2441, note that you tried your best to get the information but the care provider did not provide it, and obtain one of the following and keep it with your copy of your tax return:
- A Form W-10 completed by the care provider
- A copy of the provider's Social Security card; or a driver's license that has the Social Security number printed on it
- A recently printed document or invoice that shows the provider's name, address, and EIN
- A copy of your employer's dependent care plan describing your arrangement, if the provider is your employer
- A properly completed Form W-4, Employee's Withholding Allowance Certificate, if the provider is your household employee.

i didn't know Groupon was a childcare provider...

Glitch99 said:   i didn't know Groupon was a childcare provider...
  
funny....

https://www.groupon.com/deals/all-around-learning-center

but it does make me think that using them will raise eyebrows....

I guess a better q: is there a ez way to look up TINs online for small co.s?
 

needhelpplease said:   
Glitch99 said:   i didn't know Groupon was a childcare provider...
  
funny....

https://www.groupon.com/deals/all-around-learning-center 

but it does make me think that using them will raise eyebrows....

I guess a better q: is there a ez way to look up TINs online for small co.s?

  If you send your kid to All Round Learning Center and it qualifies as "childcare", then claim it.  Still not sure why you'd think Groupon is a childcare provider?  Listing Groupon as a provider won't raise eyebrows, it'll get your credit disallowed.

Glitch99 said:   
needhelpplease said:   
Glitch99 said:   i didn't know Groupon was a childcare provider...
  
funny....

https://www.groupon.com/deals/all-around-learning-center 

but it does make me think that using them will raise eyebrows....

I guess a better q: is there a ez way to look up TINs online for small co.s?

  If you send your kid to All Round Learning Center and it qualifies as "childcare", then claim it.  Still not sure why you'd think Groupon is a childcare provider?  Listing Groupon as a provider won't raise eyebrows, it'll get your credit disallowed.

  The IRS says you should provide this form to the provider to complete:

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw10.pdf

Why is it such a big hassle to get in touch with the camp and ask them for their EIN? If they are a legitimate child care provider, they get the question every year from most of their clients. Just call them and ask for it. Anyone that normally answers the phone for them should know it. Even asking them over email shouldn't be a problem.



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